sábado, 28 de fevereiro de 2009

My Last Creations - Art

This is my last creation! When I have a bit of free time, I like these kind of hobbies to relax. I'll use these sweeties to make some walls look nicer:D

quinta-feira, 26 de fevereiro de 2009

Big friend, Small friend, Good Friends! - Story

This morning I've used this story with my kids. It is taken from "The teacher's magazine" - which I recomend to all ESL teachers.
I've digitalized the 8 pages of the story, added sounds and effects and it ended up in a very nice powerpoint presentation.
If you want, you can download it by clicking on the image.
With this story you can explore the adjectives "huge" - "Tiny" , "Big" - "Small"... As well as the morality of the story which is : "No matter how different we are, we can be good friends"

segunda-feira, 23 de fevereiro de 2009

Teaching english through stories

I've found this wonderful site where we can learn more about teaching english trough stories. There are many stories you can pick from and each of them is related to one or more topics of vocabulary that we usually teach such as "the family" ,"the body", "the rooms in a house"...
If you click on the image above, it will take you to the site! Enjoy!

Or: http://www.teachingenglishgames.com/3-5/preschoolstories.htm

sexta-feira, 20 de fevereiro de 2009

Carnival is for everyone!

Some say that Christmas is for everyone, but if you take a look at this dog's happy face, I guess that CARNIVAL is for everyone as well!!!
I took this picture today during our school's Carnival Parade and I loved it so much that I've decided to share it.
I hope you like it!!

domingo, 15 de fevereiro de 2009

Food - Worksheet

I've created this Worksheet for my 1st grade classes. My aims are to make the kids learn some vocabulary but also to make them think if what they like eating is actually healthy.
I would say it is a two in one activity.

quinta-feira, 12 de fevereiro de 2009

Valentine's day cards

This was the postcard that my little ones did this morning.

It's a very simple card but It looks nice.

Once again, I got the image from ESLprintables! It's a really amazing site and community for English teachers!

Wish you all a Happy Valentine's day!!

Valentine's day - suggestions

Maynababy.com - Gif floatie coração I've just used this song with my 1st graders and they've learnt it really fast. It was great because Valentine's day is this Saturday and now they can say they can sing a love song in English  I've chosen this song for two reasons. First because it is a really easy song to learn. And then because I could add a bit of English culture to my lesson by talking a bit about "The Beatles"

terça-feira, 10 de fevereiro de 2009

PenPal Project - Words Fly2

Yesterday, the letters from the Canadian have arrived.

My students were extremely happy!

I do advise all language teachers to develop projects like this one because it makes the students feel they need the language for something real.

If any of you want guidelines on this I can give you some. You don't need much to put up with a nice and easy project and it will bring you great results in class.

segunda-feira, 9 de fevereiro de 2009

Little appleseed - arts and crafts

This was the final product of "Little apple seed's story"
Each student coloured and cut a small caterpillar "which was very hungry and liked apples very much".
Today I was teaching the expressions "I Like ..." and "I don't like..." I used the big apple to show the students how to say " I like apples"

sábado, 7 de fevereiro de 2009

Little appleseed

This week I've introduced the topic: "food". To do this, I used a story from "the teachers magazine". The story is called little appleseed and it was a big success among my younger students.
Mice digital design by Lauri Furnell